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Danny_Liu
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Jun 29, 2015
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Heyo Everyone,
Pretty excited to be working with MEElectronics to bring you guys a neat promotional event. We've dropped both the M-Duo and A151P 2nd Gen and none of the IEMs have ever been this low a price, so it's definitely a pretty neat value add if you don't mind a little bit of RNG in the product you get.
There's a couple special goodies for this drop. One lucky member will receive from MEElectronics their not-yet-released flagship model, the Pinnacle P1. Everything I've learned so far points to it being a pretty rocking product.
To show a bit of love to MEElectronics for offering our members something out of the box, once this drop hits 200 participants, one of you chaps will win an AKG 7XX for the cost of the drop, pretty sweet gig.
The K7XX drawing will be completely separate from the MEElectronics RNG gig. This means that if you're the luckiest man in the world, you could win both the P1 and K7XX.
Happy to answer any questions.
Jun 29, 2015
andrew.b
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Jun 30, 2015
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The main page says over 100 participants, but you're saying 200. Which one is it?
Also, you might want to look up regulations for running a sweepstakes since it is required to include a way for entry without cost to the entrant.
Jun 30, 2015
Zer0lag
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Jun 30, 2015
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Hey Danny Just wanted to know if it would be possible to deliver a pair or two to South Africa and how much it would cost delivery wise?
Jun 30, 2015
Zer0lag
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Jun 30, 2015
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This is not a sweepstake. The description does not say sweepstake. It is a Lottery where you are guaranteed 1 item for every $25 + shipping. Think of it as those machines that everyone loved as kids. where the machine spewed out the next item in a capsule. Sometimes you got a bouncy ball, other times you got a sticky hand thing etc, but you always got something even if it wasn't the thing you wanted.
Jun 30, 2015
andrew.b
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Jun 30, 2015
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This sounds more like gambling.
Jun 30, 2015
Inanis
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SEALWoodworking
Jun 30, 2015
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I guess that depends on how you look at it...with gambling you could end up with nothing, but that is not the case here. You will always end up with something, it just may not be the something you want it to be.
Jun 30, 2015
parasemic
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Jun 30, 2015
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So what..?
Jun 30, 2015
Zer0lag
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Jun 30, 2015
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If gambling was defined as always having the possibility of getting something (and in this case something of a minimum of supposedly double the value) then sure this is gambling. However since you risk losing nothing it is not gambling. Sure you may not get the pair that you want (i am sure everyone wants to get a pair of M6 PRO's or Pinnacles), but just because you may get a set of M-Duo's which are $48.99 on Amazon right now does not mean you lost anything by only spending $25 + plus shipping. So is it gambling I think not. Especially since I am sure that MEElectronics looked into the legality of this.
Jun 30, 2015
TWD-Industries
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Jun 30, 2015
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This is a gashapon system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gashapon), which is certainly legal.
Jun 30, 2015
Zer0lag
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Jul 1, 2015
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That is exactly what I was thinking about in a previous post in this conversation. Personally however I prefer Gachapon or Gacha as some refer to (mostly kids and super collectors) more colloquially.
Jul 1, 2015
dddd439
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Jul 1, 2015
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Where purchase is required to enter the drawing for the unlockables, that makes this a lottery, which is illegal in some states isn't it?
Jul 1, 2015
Fuzz
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Jul 1, 2015
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It's not really gambling if you consider it a purchase for the cheapest pair of earphones, with the chance of a free upgrade.
Jul 1, 2015
MayDayM3
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Jul 1, 2015
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think of it as a packaging error ;-)
Jul 1, 2015
andrew.b
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Jul 1, 2015
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You are correct, there are some states where lotteries are illegal.
Jul 1, 2015
LxJLthr
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Jul 1, 2015
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I don't think it is, we are not paying money for a chance to win, but for an actual product that just happens to come a free chance to win something else. Legal definitions of promotional activities seriously split hairs.
Jul 1, 2015
TWD-Industries
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Jul 2, 2015
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However, he is incorrect in that this is not a lottery, It's a gashapon (or gachapon). It's as legal as blind boxes, w00t's bag of crap, meh's fukubukoro, or any other form of grab bag. You pay money to get a thing worth at least the money you pay, so there are no losers here.
Jul 2, 2015
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